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Franco-German Future Dialogue

If Europe is unable to advance without the Franco-German engine, the European crises have demonstrated that the relationship between France and Germany cannot be considered as an immutable achievement – it has to be constantly maintained and enriched. A new generation, succeeding the post-war one, is now in command of Franco-German cooperation. The Franco-German Future Dialogue thus wishes to provide tomorrow’s decision-makers of both countries with avenues to meet each other and to exchange ideas.

At the same time, the French and Germans must interact with their European neighbors and reflect together on the challenges facing the European Union. That is why, as of 2014, the Franco-German Future Dialogue participants will resort to other European member states.

Franco-German Future Dialogue encompasses two major axes. It maintains a social network of young French and German professionals and PhD students, giving them the space to debate and exchange on Franco-German and/or European issues, as well as to develop a joint vision of the future and publishes research essays

The Dialogue participants are talented, budding “officers” (economic, political, scientific, cultural, administrative). All have a particular interest in their partner country, with which they have developed a strong connection through their professional or academic career.    

The Cerfa has organised Franco-German Future Dialogue annually since 2007 in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and is supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Please find more information on the French and German page of this website, as well as the project's website.

 
 
Katja BORCK

Project Manager, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)

03/06/2019
By: Claire DEMESMAY, Barbara KUNZ, (eds.)

While international multilateralism is under strain, it is vital for France and Germany to defend it, since it is the most appropriate system for preserving their interests – particularly in terms of welfare, security, prosperity and environmental protection. Against this backdrop, three...

20/05/2019
By: Etienne DUBSLAFF

Whether we think of France, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria or Germany, the social democratic or socialist parties in Europe are losing ground or even facing dissolution. Ironically, the crisis of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) began with the resounding victory of...

11/03/2019
By: Benjamin SCHRAVEN

In Germany, an important role is ascribed to development policy when considering the question of how to deal with the causes of displacement and irregular migration. Development policy seeks to enable (potential) migrants to enjoy brighter prospects in their countries of origin through job...

22/01/2019
By: Barbara KUNZ, Ronja KEMPIN

On 22 January 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sign the Treaty of Aachen on “Franco-German Cooperation and Integration.” The document is set to complement the original Elysée Treaty from 1963, signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad...

07/12/2018
By: Dorothée KOHLER, Jean-Daniel WEISZ

The issue of the digital transformation of the industry provoked in France as in Germany the return of the state and the introduction of a subsidiary industrial policy. Feeling threatened in its industrial leadership, Germany mobilized its resources through industry 4.0 by building a vision...

30/03/2018

What risks might the European Union be facing in 2027? Shaken by growing internal agitation as well as wider geopolitical developments, the European Union (EU) needs to redefine its role on the world scene while strengthening its core project. Integration has taken place on all...

15/06/2016
By: Henrik SCHELLER

The German debate about public investment policyfaces a dilemma. The deficits in public infrastructure have grown considerably due to comparatively low investments in recent years. In addition, substantial investments for promising mega-projects, such as the energy transition (“Energiewende”)...

14
May
2017
Sunday 14 May 2017 to Tuesday 16 May 2017
from Sunday 14 May 2017 12:30 to Tuesday 16 May 2017 12:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Five days after the French presidential elections the eleventh yeargroup of the French German Future Dialogue met for their first seminar on the Loire banks in the French city of Nantes. Main discussion topics included the elections in 2017 and Foreign EU poliy. 

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